The offer document in relation to Hakon Invest AB's (publ) ("Hakon
Invest") mandatory offer to the shareholders in Hemtex AB (publ)
("Hemtex") to tender their shares in Hemtex for a consideration of
SEK 23 in cash for each Hemtex share plus an additional premium of
SEK 4 cash per share that will be payable if the Offer results in
Hakon Invest achieving or holding a shareholding in excess of 50% of
the shares and votes in Hemtex (the "Offer") has today been
registered at and approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory
Authority.

Swedish and English versions of the offer document are available at
www.hakoninvest.se and www.handelsbanken.se/aktuellaerbjudanden. The
offer document will also be sent to shareholders whose shares are
registered in their own names with Euroclear Sweden AB and can be
obtained from local Handelsbanken offices.

The acceptance period under the Offer will commence on 28 May 2009
and end on 22 June 2009.

Settlement is expected to commence on 29 June 2009.

For more information, contact:

CEO
Claes-Göran Sylvén
tel. +46-8-55 33 99 64

SVP Investments & Portfolio Companies
Stein Petter Ski
tel. +46-8-55 33 99 44

Head of IR
Pernilla Grennfelt
tel. +46-8-55 33 99 55

Hakon Invest, which is listed on Nasdaq OMX Stockholm, conducts
active and long-term investment operations in retail-oriented
companies in the Nordic region. Hakon Invest owns 40% of ICA AB, one
of the Nordic region's leading retail companies with a focus on food.
The portfolio also includes shares in Forma Publishing Group, Kjell &
Company, Hemma, Cervera, inkClub and Hemtex. Further information
about Hakon Invest is available at www.hakoninvest.se

Offer Restrictions
The Offer pursuant to the terms and conditions presented in this
press release is not being made to persons whose participation in the
Offer requires that an additional offer document is prepared or
registration effected or that any other measures are taken in
addition to those required under Swedish law. This press release and
any related offer documentation are not being distributed and must
not be mailed or otherwise distributed or sent in or into any country
in which the distribution or offering would require any such
additional measures to be taken or would be in conflict with any law
or regulation in such country - any such action will not be permitted
or sanctioned by Hakon Invest. Any purported acceptance of the Offer
resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these
restrictions may be disregarded. The Offer is not being made,
directly or indirectly, by use of mail or any other means or
instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile
transmission, electronic mail, telex, telephone and the internet) in
or into the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan or
South Africa, and the Offer cannot be accepted by any such use,
means, instrumentality or facility of, or from within the United
States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa.
Accordingly, this press release and any related offer documentation
are not being and should not be mailed or otherwise distributed,
forwarded or sent in or into the United States of America, Australia,
Canada, Japan or South Africa. Hakon Invest will not deliver any
consideration from the Offer into the United States of America,
Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa. This press release is not
being, and must not be, sent to shareholders with registered
addresses in the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan
or South Africa. Banks, brokers, dealers and other nominees holding
shares for persons in the United States of America, Australia,
Canada, Japan or South Africa must not forward this press release or
any other document received in connection with the Offer to such
persons.